Lady Buccaneers take third-place game
Don’t tell Shelton State College and New Mexico Junior College they were playing for a consolation prize Saturday.
They sure didn’t play like it.
Showing all the intensity and desire expected for a championship game, the Lady Buccaneers and Lady Thunderbirds fought tooth and nail for 40 minutes in the third-place game of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship at the Rip Griffin Center.
In the end, No. 2 Shelton State simply made more plays both offensively and defensively down the stretch than the fourth-seeded Lady Thunderbirds to claim a 63-57 victory.